As 2017 draws to an end and we celebrate another year of amazing reviews and games here on JiG, I wanted to highlight some of them that were some of your favorites. Together with Jeff's help for number-crunching, we're proud to present the top 15 games of this year ranked by you, loyal readers to JayIsGames, the ratings, the number of votes and the comments you gave them. You'll find a diverse mix of different categories from indie to point and click, and of course an old favorite, escape games. So if you have a little extra time around the holidays this time of year and want to show someone a good one, or if you haven't had much of a chance and are want to get straight to the best of the best for 2017, this is an article of interest for you!
Before we get into the top 15, I wanted to give an honorable mention to the highest-rated game produced exclusively for mobile, an area that's seen growing interest. The Battle of Polytopia brings you a Civilization-style feel to your Android, running quite nicely even on older operating systems.
And now Ladies and Gentlemans, let's discover the Top 15 games of the year 2017!
A charming point-and-click game that outlines a boring daily routine. But sometimes, in the most unexpected way, when everything seems lost and you are about to give up, life throws you a pleasant surprise.
Another (much longer) point-and-click title graces our list next. In Pinstripe, your daughter has been kidnapped by a stereotypical "evil" villain figure. Playing as the protagonist and a minister, your ambition to hold her safely in her arms cannot waver...even as dark secrets of your own come to life. The first chapter is free; subsequent are for sale by the author.
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I take over this review to wish a happy new year to everyone at JiG.
For those who are interested in how we made the list: we took the average rating of the games, the number of votes and look at the number of comments in order to appreciate the popularity of the game.
For sure a game with a rating of 4.8 is a good game but we need to ponderate with the number of votes.
For instance, Night in the woods ranked #2 has a 4.8 rating based on 26 votes while The Cave is close to 4.8 with 128 votes. So we found fair to rank it in first.
This is a great list, and I'm excited to see it's not all escape games (and that the reviews have expanded a bit as well). Grad school has kept me pretty busy, but I'm so happy to see JiG is alive and well going in to the new year.
Happy 2018, everyone!
This is list of some really solid games! There are actually a few I don't think I've played yet. May have to check them out~
Though I must say personally that the Trader of Stories game is my favorite entry. I loved the first game, Bell's Heart, quite a bit already when it was on Pastel Games. But I really fell in love with the story and art when I played the later two games. Gorgeous art and an exciting, immersive story! If you're looking over the list and aren't familiar, that is one game I highly recommend!
Very good The Pesimari Escape 2
Okay, now, if we're going to include 2016 games ("Rullo" and "The Witness"), I'm going to insist on some love for "Obduction". "Myst" was the beginning of the point-and-click obsession for many of us, and Cyan's newest not-really-a-sequel satisfied an itch we've been SO longing to scratch for years. Escape games are the logical children of the point-and-click genre, but they can't hold up to the majesty of a game like "Obduction".
The game is gorgeous, it has an engaging plot, there's an enormous game world to explore, and the puzzles often give you that awesome "oh, so THAT'S how it works!" epiphany we all love. I definitely give props to "The Witness" for some truly clever moments (Easter eggs galore in that one), but "Obduction" personally brings me back to my original love in so many ways.
(And how on earth did I miss out on the voting?)